Guillermo Bertola, Cecilia Biagioli Win Home FINA UltraMarathon

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

The FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series 2018 in Coronda Santa Fe in Argentina on Sunday February 4 was won by the nation’s favourites Guillermo Bertola and Cecilia Biagioli.

After a 57km-race, Bertola clocked a time of 7h32m18s09 and was followed by two Italian swimmers, Edoardo Stochino who took silver (7h34m33s50) and Simone Ercoli (7h34m36s72).

In the women’s race, Cecilia Biagioli clocked the best time of the day (7h33m47s70). Italy’s Barbara Pozzobon and Alice Franco ranked second and third in respectively 7h42m38s54 and 7h44m33s48.

The complete results of the race are available here.

After Coronda Santa Fe, the UltraMarathon will stop in Lac St Jean in Canada on July 28.

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press release courtesy of FINA.

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